Park Foraging Walk: Saturday 7th May CHILD 7-15YRS TICKET
Park Walk in Norwood, South London
Saturday 7th May 2022
10am – 1pm
Please note: this is a child’s ticket aged 7-15yrs
If sold out, please email [email protected] for waiting list
3 Places Left
Suitable for adults and older children. Please note, children will need their own child’s ticket and must be accompanied by a full paying adult. This event is not tailored to young children, however they are welcome if supervised.
Foraging is an ancient skill which is becoming increasingly popular as a way to incorporate more fresh sustainable food into our diets, and reconnect with nature and our ancestry at the same time. You will be amazed at all the wonderful wild flavours and ways to enjoy them!
Our guided walk will focus on what is available seasonally- a mix of plants, trees and fungi. We will taste a variety of wild edibles, plus sample food and drink tasters which have been made from the species met on our walk.
We will cover:
Forager’s code: essential safety, sustainability, seasonality and legalities
Botany or mycology basics: introduction to identification
History and uses of a variety of plants, trees and fungi
Selection of wild flavours to taste
Gemma is a enthusiastic ethnobotanist, interested in the changing relationship between people and plants over time. She has studied and worked with wild plants, trees and fungi for food, medicine, and traditional crafts for 20 years, leading guided walks since 2010 and wild cooking workshops since 2016. She has a masters degree in public understanding of environmental change, studied botany with the BSBI, and certificates in food allergies, hygiene and catering. She loves nothing better than introducing people to the wonderful world of foraging!
“Nature never fails to inspire the imagination. She is full of stories. This is what foraging means to me- listening to the land, appreciating rarity and abundance, being a part of that story”
What to bring:
Bottle of water – we will be tasting some wild flavours, some of which may be strong!
Suitable clothing and footwear- the course is fully outside and will go ahead despite the weather! Waterproofs, closed-toe shoes and long trousers are a must. Depending on the season, you may need waterproof boots, sunhat or suncream, umbrella or woolly hat. Whatever you need for an enjoyable day outdoors.
Notebook or camera – you may wish to jot down notes or take photos to jog your memory of all the information covered in the course.
Food samples are free from gluten, refined sugar, dairy and caffeine. Majority are vegan but some may contain organic egg or honey. Some products contain nuts. Please contact us in advance if you have any allergies or dietaries.
Walks vary in length, terrain and accessibility. Please contact us in advance if you have accessibility requirements.
The course will continue whatever the weather (except in electrical storms or high winds), so please come prepared for outdoor activities!
This course is designed for adults and older children. Adult tickets are required for 16+ years. Tickets for children aged 8-15yrs are £10 and will need to be booked separately. There are limited free tickets available for children under 8, however our pace is slow and may not be suitable for very young children. Children will not be accepted onto the walk unless they have their own ticket and are supervised by a ticketed adult.